Dawn Explosion

Dawn Explosion

by Captain Beyond
     
 

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Captain Beyond has a rather legendary status in the ranks of hard '70s rock. Their fame is actually in the "cult status" category. Dawn Explosion, their third album, was a good disc, but really did not live up to the greatness of the first two releases. Still, in showcasing the group's unique blend

Overview

Captain Beyond has a rather legendary status in the ranks of hard '70s rock. Their fame is actually in the "cult status" category. Dawn Explosion, their third album, was a good disc, but really did not live up to the greatness of the first two releases. Still, in showcasing the group's unique blend of hard rock, psychedelia, and progressive-type arrangements, there is definitely some strong material present. The hard-edged and frantic "Icarus" and the nearly ethereal, building mini-epic "Breath of Fire (Part 1 and Part 2)" can arguably stand up to most of the material on the other releases. Where they falter here is on such songs as "If You Please" and "Midnight Memories," which seem to be trying to reach toward accessibility, but come much closer to banality and mediocrity. This disc cannot take away from the tremendous glory of the other albums, though, and several of the tracks certainly still hold up well.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2008
Label:
Friday Music
UPC:
0829421108726
catalogNumber:
1087
Rank:
36676

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Captain Beyond   Primary Artist
Bobby Caldwell   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Rhino 39   Acoustic Guitar,Slide Guitar
Willy Daffern   Vocals
Lee Dorman   Bass,Strings,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Ensemble,Group Member
Larry "Rhino" Rheinhart   Acoustic Guitar,Slide Guitar
Bobby Caldwell   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Rhino   Acoustic Guitar,Slide Guitar

Technical Credits

Bobby Caldwell   Composer
Captain Beyond   Producer,Audio Production
Lee Dorman   Composer,String Ensemble
Carl Ramsey   Illustrations,Illustration Concept
John Stronach   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Joe Reagoso   Reissue Producer
Rick Sanchez   Engineer

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